Colloquium on Personnel Economics



The 22nd Colloquium on Personnel Economics was held on


March 14–15, 2019


at the University of Augsburg.


The 2019 Colloquium on Personnel Economics (COPE) was the 22nd instalment of an annual conference on the economic analysis of personnel policies. While early on it had a focus on German speaking researchers, it is now probably the foremost conference on personnel economics in Europe. More information on the history of the COPE  here.




COPE 2019 Standing Scientific Committee


COPE 2019 Local Organizer


Guest Reviewers for COPE 2019

University of Augsburg

The University of Augsburg was founded in 1970 and is thus one of the new, modern universities in Bavaria. At approximately 20,000 students and an academic staff of about 1,200, it is still of a manageable size, yet it attracts students and scholars from far beyond its immediate catchment area. The University of Augsburg offers a wide range of academic programs in arts, humanities, natural sciences, business and law.


In its research, the University of Augsburg connects local with global perspectives in a network of academic discourses centered on five focus areas: Transnational Studies, Health Sciences, Resource Management, Materials Science and Applied Computer Science. In addition, top-level research is being done in all disciplines represented at the university.


For further information, please visit the University of Augsburg website.


Faculty of Business and Economics

Founded in 1970, the Faculty of Business and Economics was the first faculty at the University of Augsburg. Today, the faculty consists of three institutes: Business Administration, Economics, and Statistics and Mathematical Economic Theory, which are home to 23 professors and numerous doctoral students. Currently, the Faculty of Business and Economics has around 4,000 students enrolled.


For further information, please visit the Faculty’s website.


Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management

Since September 2012 Susanne Warning has been head of the Chair of Global Business and Human Resource Management, which is part of the Cluster Strategy, Marketing & Management of the Faculty of Business and Economics. Our research focuses on theory-based empirical analyses in personnel economics, international business, and economics of education.

About Augsburg


Founded in 15 B.C. by the Roman emperor Augustus at the confluence of the rivers Lech and Wertach, Augsburg is one of Germany's oldest cities. Especially during the Renaissance, Rococo, and the era of industrialization, Augsburg played a leading role in Europe. Today it is the third-largest city in the state of Bavaria with a number of famous personalities born here, including the merchant and banker Jakob Fugger, the composer Leopold Mozart and the writer Bertolt Brecht.


Augsburg Today

Today, Augsburg has about 290,000 inhabitants. The city of Augsburg is attractive for tourists, both because of its carefully preserved buildings, monuments, museums, and churches, and because of its vibrant cultural scene. The peaceful old town with its narrow alleyways, canals, and bars together with the busy squares and shopping precincts in its renaissance charm, create an enchanting Mediterranean atmosphere that explains why Augsburg is also referred to as the northernmost city of Italy.


The Maximilianstraße, a boulevard in the heart of the city, represents the center of Augsburg's nightlife. In this magnificent street, located in downtown Augsburg, you are able to encounter plenty of bars, clubs, cafes and discotheques, offering a variety of choices for everyone.


The Augsburg image clip (3:25 minutes) gives a nice impression of the city ( watch here).




City Hall © pixabay
Fuggerei © pixabay
Hercules Fountain © Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH


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